'United Methodists Got Talent'

May 21, 2009

"At the United Methodist News Service, we think this is a great time to lift up some of the terrific voices in the church, and share them with an international audience," writes News Editor David Briggs.


Inspired by the story of Scots singer Susan Boyle, who became an overnight sensation following her first-round appearance on the "Britain's Got Talent" TV show in April, UMNS is telling the stories of great UM singers in a fascinating series of profiles.


"These joyful voices deserve to be heard, and people have been given ears to hear the connection between music and faith," Briggs proclaims.


You will want to read Pastor Upholds Singing Legacy That Began in Burlesque Halls, Music Director Feels God's Presence in Every Note, and Deaf Singer Becomes 'Word Made Flesh', among others.


And be sure to not miss Briggs' commentary, "What About United Methodists Who Can't Sing?"


At the bottom of each article are links to audio or video clips of the subject of each story, along with links to other stories in the series.


Is there a singer in the California-Nevada Annual Conference who should be profiled? If you think so, email your suggestion (including the name of the singer, his or her church, and the reason for your "nomination") to catem@calnevumc.org.